The Filmmaker: Robert King
3 The Hard Way Filmmaker: Robert King
Robert King is an American Cinematographer, Director and Photographer.
Robert King has always been interested in art, music, writing and creating. He began his pursuit in learning anything and everything that had to do with art in 1992 when he attended The Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, where he studied Advertising Design. Three years later, he moved to West Palm Beach where he focused all his energy on writing short stories and poetry. In 1998 he started recording demos for Miami alternative rock band “Mad Manatee.” During this time, Robert went from recording local bands to making music videos for reggae hip hop artist, Blackwolff and Love Life Records.
In 2005 Robert moved to Raleigh, NC, where he founded Octave Blue Entertainment, a company specializing in HD video, cinematography and post production. To expand to his repertoire, Robert attended the School of Communication Arts where he graduated with a certificate in digital film-making while also studying digital design, digital Illustration and photo manipulation. In 2007 Robert partnered with award winning photographer and photojournalist Neil Boyd. Robert became the Director, Cinematographer and Editor for Neil Boyd Cinematography. He is also the Director of Photography for Burning Oak Studios, a production studio that produces art training DVDs, and TV and web commercials for Jerry’s Artarama and many other clients.
In Spring 2011, while editing 3 The Hard Way, Robert King was diagnosed with a terminal grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma brain tumor. He went through an intense chemotherapy and radiation treatment which miraculously shrank the tumor 100%. After taking a few years hiatus from his creative endeavors due to the brain tumor, Robert King went back to normal health and create like never before.
Sadly in 2017 his brain tumor came back, and on Monday January 22, 2018 Robert died after his long and brave battle with cancer.